DELAYNE MASTERS

Real Name: Delayne Masters

Identity/Class: Human temporary mutate

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsYvonne Leslie, Time Traveler/Enigma Force

EnemiesWillie Johnson and his gang

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Captain Universe

Base of Operations: W.E.B. DuBois High School in Manhattan, New York City

First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#25/2 (March, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: He was a weak, but very smart boy with a true fighting spirit.
    With the Uni-Power he was able to fly, project energy blasts, and he possessed enhanced strength and speed (all on unknown level).

 

History:

(Marvel Fanfare I#25/2) - Delayne was a real nerd! He was constantly beaten up by Willie Johnson and his friends. One day they wanted Delayne's bus pass and they got it and broke his glasses. Ms. Leslie told Delayne that it was smart not to fight back, but he didn't think so. Inside school he couldn't even go to the toilet to wash his face because other kids were robbing somebody on the toilet. He ran to his class and saw how Willie pushed Ms. Leslie around. At that moment Delayne turned into Captain Universe and fought back for Ms. Leslie. He beat up Willie's friends and then went after Willie himself. He tripped Willie on his way down the stairs and then flew with him to the yard where he dropped him into a basketball net. Delayne transformed back to his human form when Willie threatened to beat him up as soon as the powers were gone, but Delayne had other plans. For the first time he defended himself. He jumped on Willie's back and beat him up. Others followed his example and Willie's gang were beaten up by the ones they had terrorized for so long.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, June Brigman & Terry Austin.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
Delayne Masters has no known connection to:

Yvonne Leslie has no known connection to:

Willie Johnson has no known connection to:


Willie Johnson

(Marvel Fanfare I#25/2) - He was a typical school bully with a gang to watch his back. On an average day he beat up Delayne, stole his bus pass, broke his glasses, caused trouble in class, and even attacked their teacher Ms. Leslie. At that moment this day became special as Delayne became Captain Universe, and Willie was beaten up by his former victim. After being dunked into a basketball net he began to threaten Delayne again because Willie knew that Delayne wouldn't have these powers forever. Delayne turned off the powers and took on Willie without the Uni-Power for the first time. At the end of the day Willie and his gang were beaten by Delayne Masters and the others' they had terrorized over the years.

--Marvel Fanfare I#25/2

 


Yvonne Leslie

(Marvel Fanfare I#25/2) - She was a teacher at Delayne's school. After Delayne was beaten up she told him that it was smart not to fight back, but her words didn't comfort Delayne at all. Later in class she couldn't handle her students, and Willie pushed her around. Delayne came as Captain Universe to her aid. Later she watched how Delayne beat up Willie in the yard and became an example for the other terrorized students.

--Marvel Fanfare I#25/2

 


images:
Marvel Fanfare I#25, inside back cover (Delayne Masters as Captain Universe)
  inside back cover (Delayne Masters head shot)
  p25, pan2 (Willie Johnson)
  p25, pan4 (Yvonne Leslie)


Last updated: 07/08/05

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